Who can undergo a vasectomy?
is a permanent contraceptive method for men. It is a minor surgical procedure during which the tubes which connect the testicles with the penis are severed. As a result, sperm can not reach the penis. The man’s ejaculate subsequently no longer contains any sperm, which means that pregnancy is prevented. Depending on the specific technique the surgeon uses, the tubes may be cut or blocked. The operation is often impossible to reverse, which is why vasectomies are not recommended for men who may want to have children later in life.
Vasectomies can take up to 8 weeks to be fully effective. When you have a vasectomy, your doctor will tell you whether you need to continue using an additional type of contraception
for a while. You will also attend a check-up to assess whether the operation was successful. After the operation, you may experience pain and swelling of your scrotum. In some cases, men have reported ongoing pain in their testicles after the procedure.